Village of River Hills
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Chapter 9 Section 14


A.  Emergency Situations.  Each Permittee shall immediately notify the Department by verbal notice on an emergency phone number provided by the Department of any event regarding its facilities that it considers to be an emergency.  The Permittee may proceed to take whatever actions are necessary to respond to the emergency.  Within two business days after the occurrence of the emergency the Permittee shall apply for the necessary permits, pay the fees associated therewith and otherwise fully comply with the requirements of this Chapter.

B.  If the Village becomes aware of an emergency regarding a Permittee’s facilities, the Department may attempt to contact the local representative of each Permittee affected, or potentially affected, by the emergency.  The Village may take whatever action it deems necessary to protect the public safety as a result of the emergency, the cost of which shall be borne by the Permittee whose facilities occasioned the emergency.

C.  Non-Emergency Situations.  Except in an emergency, any person who, without first having obtained the necessary permit, excavates a right-of-way must subsequently obtain a permit, and shall in addition to any penalties prescribed by this Chapter or other Chapters of the Village Code, pay double the normal fee for said permit, pay double all the other fees required by this Chapter or other Chapters of the Village Code, deposit with the Department the fees necessary to correct any damage to the right-of-way and comply with all of the requirements of this Chapter.